SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

October 04, 2010 16:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Partners With the Thermo Fisher Scientific Network

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, announced today that is has partnered with the Thermo Fisher Scientific network giving it access to Thermo Fisher's vast catalogue of Nuclear and Radiological detection equipment.

Recent government reports show that Radiological weapons must now be considered part of the canon of potential terrorist methods. Therefore it is of great importance that emergency responders, especially fire-fighters, police and paramedics in every city be adequately trained and equipped to cope with a radiological attack. The U.S. national laboratories and universities today have significant information concerning the likely consequences of a radiological attack and the measures that need to be taken in the immediate aftermath, which needs to convey to first responders and integrated in their training.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ( is the world leader in serving science, enabling its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Thermo Fisher has annual revenues of $10 billion, with more than 30,000 employees and serving over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings.

Universal Detection Technology's biological weapon detection equipment is used extensively by first responders and private industries throughout the country. The equipment, including UNDT's 5 agent biodetection kit certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been evaluated by the U.S. DoD as well as the United Kingdom military.

"By partnering with the Thermo Fisher Scientific network we now have access to the catalogue of one of the most advanced providers of radiological and nuclear detection equipment," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "This continues our strategy of becoming a one-stop shop provider of CBRN detection equipment to the first responder community," continued Tizabi.

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About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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